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Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever

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Got Game shows how growing up immersed in video games has profoundly shaped the attitudes and abilities of this new generation. Though little-noticed, these ninety million rising professionals, through sheer numbers, will inevitably dominate business - and are already changing the rules. While many of these changes are positive - such as more open communication and creativ ...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published 2004)
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Kelly
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, games
Interesting, as well as a fun and easy ready. The authors conducted an extensive survey and compare answers between the "older generation" and the "gamer generation." The differences they uncover are intriguing, although I'm not as convinced as they are that the differences are all due to video games. Since it's a pop science book, they throw around sweeping statements of causality based on their survey, and as we all know, correlation does not etc. ...more
Alexander
Explanation of the statistical analysis of the data gathered from questionnaires of two different generations (baby-boomers and gamer generation). Some conclusions sound reasonable while some are obviously influenced by personal opinions of the authors. The main conclusion is that there is a generation gap created primarily by availability of computer games.
Green Hedgehog
May 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Эта книга для меня задержалась на несколько лет. Я хотел прочитать её еще давно, как только услышал, что вышла книга про то, как игры меняют психологию людей. Согласитесь, что подобная информация довольно интересна и необычна. Но потом я как-то уже даже и забыл об этой книге на несколько лет. Пока, наконец, перевод этой книги наконец-то попался мне на глаза. Чисто случайно. Тут-то я и вспомнил о своем желании.

Но, увы, сейчас эта книга выглядит как-то совершенно иначе, чем в том самом 2008 году,
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Sara
May 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
I can't decide if this book annoys me because it is so clearly written for someone who never sat down and played video games with their kids or because it is already outdated. Even my mother would snort laughter when reading, "Yet to most baby boomers in business - you know, us, the people still dominating the managerial ranks - video and computer games are practically invisible." I want to like it - but I don't. ...more
Desiree
Apr 29, 2009 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book. I did read all the way through, but was a bit disappointed with it. To me, it seemed very repetitious. Not a lot about gaming itself, just lots of charts comparing younger and older gamers and non-gamers and how they vary regarding business situations. Much more of a business book than a gaming book.
Misti
May 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Pretty much as described by the title, this book attempts to discern the way the gamer generation will interact with their peers and bosses when they enter the work-place. The authors use actual studies to back up their assertions. This book also has a keen window into the potential benefits of playing games. At least I don't feel as much that I'm wasting my time when I play games!
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Isman
Jun 25, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, portfolio
The rating only applies to the English version of the book. I'm not eligible to rate the Indonesian version because I'm the translator. It'd be like raving about my own nephew. But I'd like to hear what you think. ...more
William
Dec 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book I felt as though it was talking to me.
Samuel Doyon
I am not really the target audience for this book, but I was curious what my bosses and boss's bosses think of my generation. ...more
Stephen
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Read JAN 2007

Good primer for someone wanting to understand the next generation of workers.
Roger Tavares
Aug 26, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It is exactly the same book Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever, with another title. Very disapointing. I gave this copy to a friend.
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